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Painting the Engine #610298
30/12/19 06:12 PM
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As I'm in the progress of rebuilding the MOG I have been looking and thinking about the engine.
A few years ago I saw a pre war MG with a Engine that was painted Red. It looked very good, and I remembered at the time that it would look good on my MOG. My engine is a Ford Crossflow. At the moment its painted black but as my car will be green I was thinking of a Green or maybe a Red engine. Has anyone in Talk Morgan world painted the engine? I was thinking of the upside - it would be easy to spot leaks. I can't think of any downside, but of course I stand to be corrected!


Navy Dave
1976 Morgan 4/4
Re: Painting the Engine [Re: DaveK] #610311
30/12/19 07:15 PM
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Bavaria, Isarwinkel
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So I start with a bad example...

This is how I got mine...

So it is a Testarossa.

If you do it - please do it really good;-)

Miklos

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1985 plus 4 four seater
1992 Peraves ecomobil
bicycles (pedersen to recumbent)
Re: Painting the Engine [Re: DaveK] #610322
30/12/19 08:27 PM
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Costock, South Nottinghamshire...
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I am aware of one owner of a Kent engined 4/4 who has two engines - one blue and one red.


Paul
Costock, UK
2014 4/4 Rolls Royce Garnet Red
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Re: Painting the Engine [Re: DaveK] #610323
30/12/19 08:34 PM
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The original color for My +4 Triumph engine is black. I did not like black because I could not see it, so I painted it blue. Very nice and easy to keep clean.


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Re: Painting the Engine [Re: DaveK] #610331
30/12/19 09:53 PM
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Massachusetts, USA
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I painted my crossflow blue... because Ford. Jay Ivey, a noted crossflow engine builder State side paints all of his a burgundy. Ron Garner; Morgan restorer (retired) paints all of his red. Do what makes you smile and enjoy.


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Re: Painting the Engine [Re: DaveK] #610332
30/12/19 10:03 PM
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Germany, Rhein-Main Area
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I'm in classic Minis, classic Vespa scooters, Harleys and classic british bicycles.

Often the are questions like yours. Is it original? Is it correct in time or original?

In my eyes there are two answers: if you like the original way, than you must do it in this way. If not - it's your! Vehicle, so do it in your! taste.

About the quality of the colour, usual body colour works.

René


2018 plus4
Re: Painting the Engine [Re: DaveK] #610348
30/12/19 11:23 PM
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Another vote for whatever sparks with the colour of your car.... Just about to paint mine... I'm going maroon... Purely because I think it has a nice 'vintage' look and will work well with what's around it.

K

Re: Painting the Engine [Re: DaveK] #610354
31/12/19 01:05 AM
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When my +4 was rebuilt in the 80s it's engine was painted red -- which looks great with it's BRG paint.


JCK
1960 Plus 4 Roadster
Re: Painting the Engine [Re: DaveK] #610376
31/12/19 09:44 AM
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East Harling, Norfolk UK
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Maybe a leaf could be taken out of the Land Rover factory thinking. This duck egg blue was OE for Series 2 engines.

[Linked Image]

A pig to keep clean as it shows up every spot of oil and dirt but this may work to advantage for Mog owners innocent


Richard

2018 Roadster - Red/Magnolia - "Morton"
1966 Land Rover series 2a SWB
1960 Velocette Venom
Re: Painting the Engine [Re: DaveK] #610386
31/12/19 11:06 AM
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Talking of painting engines brings out the very worst in me.

I really don't like to see the industrial generator type of finish, where everything is blown over the same colour.....it goes back to my concours days, where things like gaskets are supposed to be unpainted.

It can be done with time, although the head has to come off if you want the head gasket to show properly...……….

That aside......the old BL Gold Seal engines were just a blow over, and looked terrible.

The MG maroon engines look great, especially in MGAs. Nowadays I'd probably go with black, but these modern engines are bare metal, and I can live with that now, but if I had one out, I would be tempted.

A friend of mine used to take his Rover V8 and gearbox out every winter for a complete refresh...……...


DaveW
2005 Corsa Red Roadster S1
2016 Saffron Yellow (Narrow) AR Plus 4
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